• SBS and ABC yet to finalise plans with Foxtel for Food Network and ABC HD
It is a big day for the Nine Network with the launch of the primary channel in high definition and the launch of the new multichannel 9Life.
The good news for Foxtel cable subscribers is that they too get the new channels. All of a sudden the Nine Network fills five channels on the Foxtel cable channel lineup:
9HD channel 209 New
9Life channel 194 New
Nine SD channel 100
9GEM SD channel 192
9GO! channel 139
Viewers who use an aerial to access their TV signals will only be able to get the HD signal in metro areas including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, and Darwin.
In order to access the new channel viewers will need to re-tune their televisions.
Meanwhile the first free-to-air TV channel to launch in nine days (since the launch of Food Network!), 9Life, went to air this morning at 6am.
The day one primetime schedule looks like this:
Thursday, November 26
6.00pm Rescue My Renovation
6.30pm House Hunters International
7.00pm House Hunters
7.30pm Millionaire Matchmaker
8.30pm The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
10.30pm Vanderpump Rules